I miss Mr. Bingle!


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December 21st, 2007, 2:18 pm #2

I have the best memories of Mr. Bingle. I've posted them here before but for Christmas sake I'll post again. My grammaw used to dress me up (literally put me in a dress) and we'd catch the bus from Canal & Chapelle in Lakeview to go downtown. Wide-eyed, I'd enjoy my entire bus trip. She'd take me to see Mr. Bingle and then treat me to a nice lunch with dessert (of course). On the way home she'd hold me as I stood to pull the string on the bus to let the driver know we were getting off at the next stop. If it was raining we'd stay on the bus and make the whole trip again. I miss gram and I miss Mr. Bingle.

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Joined: August 21st, 2003, 2:58 am

December 21st, 2007, 2:26 pm #3

to see the windows at Holmes and MB's, walk through the Roosevelt lobby, and usually have lunch at Meal-A-Minit, A&G restaurant or Morrison's. My aunt always took us on the bus and I got to ring the buzzer when we were about a block from Lee's Cleaners on Metairie Road and Fagot. We dressed up too. Like you, Fury, I miss the N.O. of my childhood and I miss the family members who are no longer with us.
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December 21st, 2007, 5:12 pm #4

I have the best memories of Mr. Bingle. I've posted them here before but for Christmas sake I'll post again. My grammaw used to dress me up (literally put me in a dress) and we'd catch the bus from Canal & Chapelle in Lakeview to go downtown. Wide-eyed, I'd enjoy my entire bus trip. She'd take me to see Mr. Bingle and then treat me to a nice lunch with dessert (of course). On the way home she'd hold me as I stood to pull the string on the bus to let the driver know we were getting off at the next stop. If it was raining we'd stay on the bus and make the whole trip again. I miss gram and I miss Mr. Bingle.

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My special Mr. Bingle memories are also related to my grandmother because she worked in the housewares department at MB. In those days the salesladies there wore white uniforms - sort of like nurses! I have a teeny-weeny almost microscopic Mr. Bingle pin that she gave me so many years ago. I treasure it.

Those days are truly gone with the wind, except in our hearts.

LG

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December 21st, 2007, 9:22 pm #5

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December 21st, 2007, 9:52 pm #6

I wonder if whatever hotel that is nowadays still puts Mr. Bingle out there anymore? Does anyone want to hear about my very close experiences with Mr. Bingle when I was a kid? I musta posted them here a dozen times or more already.


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December 21st, 2007, 9:55 pm #7

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December 22nd, 2007, 6:24 am #8

I wonder if whatever hotel that is nowadays still puts Mr. Bingle out there anymore? Does anyone want to hear about my very close experiences with Mr. Bingle when I was a kid? I musta posted them here a dozen times or more already.


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December 22nd, 2007, 3:06 pm #9

My special Mr. Bingle memories are also related to my grandmother because she worked in the housewares department at MB. In those days the salesladies there wore white uniforms - sort of like nurses! I have a teeny-weeny almost microscopic Mr. Bingle pin that she gave me so many years ago. I treasure it.

Those days are truly gone with the wind, except in our hearts.

LG

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"It's too late in the world for flags."
- The Sand Pebbles, 1966
I have wondered why MB didn't commission Christmas pins of Mr. Bingle, but I can't remember seeing any. Maybe back then it would have been too commercial to wear a sort of store logo as a Christmas pin?

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December 22nd, 2007, 3:12 pm #10

I have the best memories of Mr. Bingle. I've posted them here before but for Christmas sake I'll post again. My grammaw used to dress me up (literally put me in a dress) and we'd catch the bus from Canal & Chapelle in Lakeview to go downtown. Wide-eyed, I'd enjoy my entire bus trip. She'd take me to see Mr. Bingle and then treat me to a nice lunch with dessert (of course). On the way home she'd hold me as I stood to pull the string on the bus to let the driver know we were getting off at the next stop. If it was raining we'd stay on the bus and make the whole trip again. I miss gram and I miss Mr. Bingle.

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